Identification

Asked June 14, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT

What is this early crop called?

Maryland field crops agnr

1 Response

The picture is of Soft Red Winter Wheat. Planted following corn or soybean harvest in the fall the wheat overwinters and will be harvested once it turns brown/golden usually June/July. It is used in this area for animal feed, cover crop seed and flour mills. This year has been difficult for the crop because it was so wet. Other look alike crops are Barley and Rye.